Help Stop Tim Hudak

Both the Hudak and Harper Conservatives are launching aggressive attacks on workers’ rights. This is the biggest challenge our unions have ever faced.

These attacks cannot be defeated by a single union committee or by a handful of dedicated activists. Defending our movement and our members must be the top priority of the labour movement and every union organization.

The time for action  is NOW Time is short- We cannot afford to wait until the next provincial election is announced.

Together, we can defeat the Conservatives attack and renew our unions in the process.

Protect our members— Protect our collective agreements— Protect our pensions—Protect our unions 

Join us Saturday April 5th 2014 at the Royal Canadian Legion North Bay Branch 23 (150 Main Street West) from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Please RVSP at hgiroux1@hotmail.com

In Solidarity,
Henri Giroux
President North Bay and District Labour Council

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Trafficking in Victims: Sex, Work and the Politics of Gendered Mobility

In support of International Women’s Week, we would like to encourage all of our members to attend Dr Megan Rivers-Moore’s talk,”Trafficking in Victims: Sex, Work and the Politics of Gendered Mobility”, as presented by the Gender Equality & Social Justice department.

IWW

Abstract: The aim of this talk is to consider some of the underlying and implicit assumptions that inform discussions about sex trafficking. Using examples from Latin America and North America, I argue that concerns about sex trafficking and saving victims reveal broader anxieties about belonging, mobility, sexuality, gender, and migration control. This talk will explore the raced and gendered politics of conflating all trafficking with sex trafficking, and sex trafficking with migrant sex work in order to argue for a more nuanced and complex approach to thinking about gendered and sexual labour mobility.

When: Friday, March 7th from 1-3pm
Where: Nipissing Theatre F213
Cost: FREE

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is being held nationally on Wednesday February 26, 2014. It all started with two boys at a Nova Scotia high school who, with their friends, decided to protest by wearing pink shirts in sympathy of another boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

A pink shirt that says "Bullying Stops Here"

OPSEU’s Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt

OPSEU is joining in the campaign, and is selling Anti-Bullying Pink Shirts for $13.50 each. For anyone who is interested, our local will be taking orders on behalf of our members. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please contact Catherine Csuzdi (cat.csuzdi@opseu608.org) or you may order your own directly from the OPSEU shop. http://www.opseushop.com/?Page=CTGY&catID=98

All orders must be received before February 6, 2013.

For more information about the history of this cause please visit: http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

Please join us by wearing a pink shirt on February 26!

Coldest Night of the Year

The Nipissing Area Council has decided to put in a team for the coldest night of the year event.  It is a fundraiser for the “The Gathering Place”, that takes place on Feb. 22, 2014. “Team OPSEU – North Bay” is the name of our team.  Folks can register to walk and raise pledges or simply pledge money to someone on our team who has already signed up.

We would like to encourage our members to participate, by joining the team or sponsoring someone.

Please visit http://coldestnightoftheyear.org/home and search for “Team OPSEU – North Bay”.